An "excessively" tall, early pubertal boy was treated with androgen for a period of 33 months. Sexual development and fusion of epiphyses was accelerated with achievement of shorter stature than that predicted prior to therapy. Testicular size did not appear to be impaired by the therapy. Androgen administration in this young boy appeared to be effective in shortening the eventual adult stature.
Ruvalcaba RHA, Tattoni DS, Kelley VC. Androgen Therapy in an "Excessively" Tall Boy. Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(1):95–97. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120380069015
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